In her spare time, The Last Woman on Earth enjoys hiking Runyon Canyon in clumsy male drag and making paintings that depict extinct species: the West African black rhinoceros, the Pyrenean Ibex
, the Caribbean Monk Seal.
Human poaching has caused the extinction of the West African Black Rhinoceros, Pyrenean Ibex
, Sea Mink, Caribbean Monk Seal, and many others.
The Western black rhinoceros being declared extinct last year, for instance, or the tragic 'double extinction' of the Pyrenean ibex
(a failed early attempt at cloning).
For instance, in 2009, scientists cloned the (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/4409958/Extinct-ibex-is-resurrected-by-cloning.html) Pyrenean ibex
- a mountain goat that went extinct in 2000 - using DNA taken from preserved skin samples, but the newborn ibex died shortly after birth.
Now read this list of extinction that happened because of us: Thylacine, Passenger Pigeon, Golden Toad, Pyrenean Ibex
, Javan Tiger, Fakland Island wolf, Steller sea cows, Zanzabir Leopard have all become extinct because of us.
Scientists are busy trying to revive the passenger pigeon, the European auroch, and the Pyrenean ibex
. Proponents of de-extinction also dream of resuscitating the dodo, the Carolina parakeet, the Steller's sea cow, and the thylacine, a wolf-like marsupial known as the Tasmanian tiger that was hunted to extinction in the 1930s.
In 2003, Spanish researchers used frozen tissue from the last Pyrenean ibex
, which had died three years earlier, to clone a new living twin (birthed by a goat).
Cloning of the extinct Pyrenean Ibex
was also accomplished in 2009 in Spain.
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Pyrenean ibex
, a form of wild mountain goat, has been resurrected for the first time after being cloned from frozen tissue.
In 2000, the last Pyrenean ibex
- a type of mountain goat once common in Spain - was found dead under a tree in a national park.
According to the (http://www.iucnredlist.org/search) International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources , there are more than 830 species that have done so, among them the dodo bird, great auk and Pyrenean ibex